MB National West

 4.0 Avg. rating based on 154 reviews
4900 National Dr, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579     (843) 448-2308
MB National West
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EARLY A.M.
$44
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$37
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$44
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$37
3:30 to 6p.m.
MORE INFO
(843) 448-2308

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DESCRIPTION
About MB National West

The West Course at Myrtle Beach National is a favorite course among tourists and locals. Many use the West Course as their first round in their golf trip to get ready for some of the more challenging courses on their itinerary. Myrtle Beach National West Course is a very well maintained Par 72 course playing just over 6,000 yards from the whites. If you’re hitting your second shots well, this course should play easy for you with all par 4’s playing less than 400 yds and all Par 5’s are reachable in two, making for some realistic eagle chances. The draw will be your best friend here as there are quite a few dogleg lefts. The challenge of the West Course is found on the greens. They slope back to front so hitting over the green will leave you little chance to stop the ball when scrambling.
The West Course at Myrtle Beach National features a traditional course layout with roomy fairways. Like it’s sister course, Kings North, the West Course doesn’t have any houses alongside the fairways. The well maintained Mini-Verde Bermuda Grass greens offer a true roll, and make good scores attainable for any golfer’s skill level.

AT AT GLANCE
Course Details
  • Par: 72
  • Slope: 126
  • Yardage: 6114
  • # of Holes: 18
  • Designed By: Arnold Palmer
  • Year Opened: 1973
  • Greens: Cato Bent
  • Type of Course: Public
  • Accepts singles?Yes
  • Kids play free?Yes
USER REVIEWS

MB National West Player Ratings

Overall rating based on 154 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from MyrtleBeachGolf.com:

Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.8

Very nice old school course.

If you like a course that has that old school design MBN West is a good choice. No houses on this course. The fairways were nice and the greens were in good shape. I will be back!

  • Tees:
    4.8
  • Greens:
    3.9
  • Fairways:
    4.8
  • Pro shop:
    4.8
  • Grill:
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2.6

Myrtle Beach National - West

Had rain the night before but this course was still extremely over priced for the conditions and the overall experience. The greens had been over seeded and you could see the new grass growing up through the Bermuda. Which didn’t produce a smooth or fast roll. The bunkers had not been drained and the fairways were extremely shaggy. Late fall and winter golf in Myrtle just really isnt that great unless you want to pay $80-$100 or more for your. round. Many better courses in the area and some will even grant you complimentary meals with your round.

  • Tees:
    1.9
  • Greens:
    2.0
  • Fairways:
    1.9
  • Pro shop:
    3.1
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    2.9
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.9

Good golf course!

Myrtle Beach National West is a good golf course! As far as I'm aware West and South are the original two designs on property and Arnold Palmer came in a few years later and put his touch on the course.

I enjoy the West, no houses or condos on the course. No out of bounds. Misses are not penalized by more than a punch out through the pine trees. 18 is a great long par 3 finisher towards the clubhouse!

  • Tees:
    4.9
  • Greens:
    4.9
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    4.9
  • Staff:
    4.9
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.4

Baked and in need of TLC

MBN is an older course in the area. Having played here some 20 years ago I was eager to see what I had forgotten.

First off the entrance to the golf course off of the main highway is odd as it connects onto a side street before reaching the main road to the golf course. This "false entrance" was once impressive but now it looks neglected. The main road to the clubhouse winds through a nice residential neighbourhood.

When you arrive at the course it's clubhouse is impressive in size but does look a bit tired on the outside. The pro shop is large, well stocked and the staff were friendly.

The day we played the west course was completely vacant possibly the result of warmer than normal weather and the fact that it was Mother's Day. The starter was chatty and offered sugestions on sister courses to play.

This course has very wide and level fairways lined with large pines throughout. Precision off the tee is not necessary and in many spots the tees and parts of the fairways were "baked". The greens were green and receptive but many were pot marked. Almost all of the greens are slanted in one direction or another so choosing the right line and pace is needed in order to get your first put in the hole. This course has a number of parallel holes but doesn't not wind amongst the neighbourhood homes. Overall the course layout is good however you can tell this course is aged and has not been updated (I.e. Washrooms dated, sand trap rakes were damaged, and cart paths were uneven and spotty). We paid $40 to play on a Sunday afternoon and finished in just over 3 hours so not complaining.

Overall I'd say this course is well priced for what you get. However, with the name "Palmer" associated to it one would expect a bit more TLC.

  • Tees:
    2.9
  • Greens:
    3.1
  • Fairways:
    3.1
  • Pro shop:
    3.4
  • Grill:
  • Staff:
    3.9
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #6074

Course was in excellent condition for being late winter. Played long because off the rain the night before. Highly recommend this course.

  • Tees:
    5.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #6082

Everything about the course and the experience was great. Will be back next year.

  • Tees:
    5.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #6042

Starter wasn't at the 1st tee,when he arrived he yelled at several of us to back up and get out of the way so he could get us in order. Treated us like children when he was not any where to be found. Everyone else in pro shop and on the course were wonderful

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #6047

For the beginning of March, the course was in great condition and played well. No significant delays on the course and a pleasant round.

  • Tees:
    5.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5843

The course was in overall great shape! I hit a nice drsw on a hole that required a draw & I executed it to perfection! Still made only a net bogey gross par.

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5827

MBN WEST is a very playable course. The fairways are wide when they need to be, the greens are receptive and hold the ball on approach shots. We really enjoyed our round.

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5812

Fine

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5786

Impressed. The place was great and the service courteous.

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5734

Three 18 handicappers shot 87, 92, and 93. Played white tees. Not a long course from whites. Course in nice shape despite on and off rain for a week. Wide fairways. Water not much of a factor. Trees on most holes but easy to punch out of as there is nothing but pine needles to hit off of when in trees. All in all a very nice and relatively easy course for a bunch of average golfers.

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5.0

Review #5566

Monsoon cut our round short, otherwise great

  • Tees:
    5.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2.0

Review #5511

Because you asked. Here it is. You wanted to know my score. I couldn't finish my round, but it was looking like between 90 & 95. I had a reasonable window of time allowed to do a round of golf. In looking at golf courses through your portal, it became reluctantly clear that a tee time between 10 & 11;30 was not going to happen. Every course had their first tee time at 12:30. This gave me about 4 to 4.5 hours for my round. Not bad. Reasonable.

With that understanding, a day later and I am still rather upset with the experience. I was there to do a round by myself and to finish in about 4 hours. The starter paired me with a married couple of about 70 years old. I was hitting from the whites, the husband from the seniors, and the wife from the ladies. I am not good. I am a bogey golfer, but these two were worse. About halfway through the front nine we catch up to the foursome in front of us (4 women of varying levels all equally slow and deliberate). They would wait way too long for the group in front of them before hitting.

All of this led to three hours and 45 minutes to get through 13 holes. I had to leave. No ranger to keep things flowing.

In addition to this, the greens were in terrible shape. I knew something was wrong when the practice green was bumpy in spots and dried out in others. Patches of fried green ares among very short and sparse grass. It started out wet in areas making mud of the fried areas and as the round went on, it dried, became hard and fast. The bumpiness made holding a line tough.

Overall not a pleasant experience. It was my first round in Myrtle Beach and soured me on ever golfing in the area again if pace of play and pairings are like this all over.

Between the tee time availability,or lack there of, and the course management, both parties combined to create a less than pleasant outcome. Had a tee time been available allowing for a 5 plus hour round then my expectations would have matched my experience except for the condition of the greens. As it was, the greens only added to the miserable day.

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    1.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    3.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    2.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #5499

This course was in good shape and we played with a local couple that made it more enjoyable experience. We played in less than 4 hours.

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    2.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5.0

Review #5485

Course was in great shape and the greens were in great shape and fast. Played in under 4 hour's!

  • Tees:
    5.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    2.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5454

nice to play wide fairways

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #5323

The starter was very abrupt and yelled a lot!! Marshall was very pleasant. Lots of sand traps were visited, many were hard as cement! Hasn't rained for well over a week so they should have been "fluffed" up by now!

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5320

Very nice course.
Would like to play two other courses

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
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